When a tooth root/pulp becomes decayed, damaged or even infected, it can actually advance into a much more serious problem, resulting in serious infection, damage to adjacent teeth and even tooth loss. A pulpotomy can help reduce the risk of these complications by removing the problem area of the pulp and ensuring the rest is healthy.
A pulpotomy is a dental procedure that is used to try to save a badly decayed, infected or even damaged tooth that has affected the pulp. Pulpotomies are also often referred to as a “baby root canal” due to the fact it is more commonly performed on baby teeth, especially the molars.
During treatment, your child’s dentist in Thornhill will carefully remove any of the affected pulp, sanitize and clean the rest of the area and then seal the tooth.